I finally was able to order this today... old skool over the phone, which scares me more than online ordering. anyways, should be here by Monday next week. i look forward to firing into Sapphire & Ruby (which I still haven't found a used one yet - 'cept that one that got away).
i've been hacking my way thru Silver and it's much fun. caught the Red Gyarados @the lake of rage last night then went on to hand an ass beating to Pryce (Gym Leader #7) for the Glacierbadge and whirlpool HM so now I can visit the whirlpool islands. so far i'm 90/145 own/seen in my Pokedex. i'm pretty amazed myself how easily and quickly i've geeked out over this game... i caught myself reviewing the various card sets at Revolution Comix today. scary.